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Hever Festival Productions Ltd

Kent

Type:Event Venue

Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG

Tel: 01732 866114

Hever Festival Blithe Spirit Theatre

About

The Festival Theatre is an open air venue set in a magical location in the award winning gardens of Hever Castle in Kent. Located on the delightful Two Sisters Lawn adjacent to the legendary Anne Boleyn Walk - the Castle was originally the home of the Boleyn family, the Theatre is surrounded by some delightful flower beds including the famous 'long border' and an abundance of ornamental trees; it also contains the picturesque Two Sisters pond (and grotto) and a magnificent Tulip Tree.

The Summer Festival offers a wide selection of shows with something to suit all ages and most tastes. We work hard to ensure our performances are of the best possible standard, whilst keeping ticket prices affordable, and so have established a following of many thousands over the past 31 years.

The stage is fully covered, and the seating tiered, with the vast majority of seats also under cover. So it really is the best of both worlds, the chance to enjoy a spectacular outdoor setting and first rate show, with protection from the elements and an intimacy not normally associated with outdoor events.

Audience are able to enter the grounds from 6.30pm for evening performances, where they may enjoy the beautiful Castle gardens and ambience by bringing a picnic, choosing to eat in the Castle Restaurant or by simply wandering through the magnificent gardens. For matinee performances, the audience may remain in the gardens after the performance until the grounds are closed for the day, usually at 6 pm.

Theatre Facilities include a large specially designed 'Saddlespan' canopy to house the stage and technical equipment, as well as tiered and covered seating for 390. As such, it provides an unusually high degree of protection against inclement weather. For those audience members who prefer a hardier and more adventurous option, the auditorium also provides a further 70 reserved uncovered seats, as well as unreserved space on the grass either side of the reserved seating for concerts, for those who wish to stay with their picnic during the performance.

"Just a quick message to tell you how much I enjoyed the evening. From the disabled parking, the wheelchair ready if needed and a wonderful show!"
Audience 2013

"Really enjoyable, really good acting, really good weather wise, the perfect evening - as usual."
Audience

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential - Booking recommended
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 20 for any single performance for 10% discount
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - No Smoking permitted in the Theatre auditorium

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Festival Theatre is located in the grounds of Hever Castle in Kent. It is easily accessible from the coastal towns of Kent and Sussex, as well as London and the Home Counties.

Hever Castle is approximately 30 minutes from junction 5 or 6 on the M25. It is also well signed from the Hildenborough exit of the A21. Follow the brown tourist signs. Satellite navigation users: Post Code TN8 7NG

From Junction 6 of M25 take A25 towards Westerham. Turn right on B269/B2026 towards Edenbridge.

From Junction 5 of M25 take the A25 towards Westerham. Turn left on the B2026 towards Edenbridge.

• Continue to Edenbridge, straight over roundabout, straight on at the traffic lights (avoiding the High  Street)

• At the roundabout at the end of the bypass turn right and soon after, turn left, sign-posted to Hever  Castle

• Follow signs to Hever Castle, approximately three miles away

• At the castle gates, take the right-hand drive, next to the church and clearly signed for the Theatre.

• Follow for approximately 1 km to the car park.

• The theatre is a five minute walk from here.

Public Transport Directions

Trains run from London Victoria and London Bridge (via Oxted or East Croydon) to Edenbridge Town Station, and then take a taxi for three miles to the castle. Relyon Taxis are near the station, telephone 01732 863800, or call Edenbridge Cars on 01732 864009. We suggest you book a taxi in advance.

Hever Station (next on line, unmanned and no taxis) is a one-mile rural walk to the castle.

There are no regular bus services to Hever Castle

Eurostar terminal at Ashford is 1¾ hours drive by road

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